ZU [SS] Avalugg [DONE]

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[OVERVIEW]
Avalugg is listed as an unviable option in SS ZU due to its awful Special Defense and mediocre typing, which hold it back from performing a defensive role well. This makes it greatly outclassed as an entry hazard remover by the likes of Cryogonal and Articuno, since they have better overall stats and useful abilities. As a physical wall, Miltank and Tangela are preferred because they aren't as weak to the super common Knock Off and Toxic, have better movepools, stat distribution, and are able to handle some of the most common physical attackers in the tier like Sawk and Klinklang.

[SET]
name: Defensive Rapid Spin
move 1: Rapid Spin
move 2: Recover
move 3: Body Press
move 4: Avalanche
item: Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Sturdy
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def

[SET COMMENTS]
Avalugg attempts to perform the role of entry hazard remover and physically defensive wall. However, its typing and horrible Special Defense make it very hard for it to wall anything and make it easy to take down. Other physically defensive walls like Tangela and Miltank are more equipped to take on the tier with better typing, stats, and support movepools. There are also much better options like Crygonal and Articuno, which can remove hazards much more easily with the help of their better stats and movepool.

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[OVERVIEW]
Avalugg is listed as an unviable option in SS ZU due to its awful Special Defense, Speed, (not really relevant to a wall) and mediocre typing, which holds it back from performing a defensive role well. Due to these issues, it is greatly outclassed as a hazard remover by the likes of Cryogonal, Articuno, and Altaria since they have better overall stats and useful abilities. As a defensive physical wall, Miltank and Tangela are preferred because they have better a better movepool and stat distribution to handle the tier. this is lacking the main issue with avalugg which is that it is weak to the most common physical attackers (klinklang, rapidash, sawk, qwilfish) and is extremely weak to both knock off and toxic, two very common moves in the tier.

[SET]
name: Defensive Rapid Spin
move 1: Rapid Spin
move 2: Recover
move 3: Body Press
move 4: Avalanche
item: Heavy Duty Boots
ability: Sturdy
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def

[SET COMMENTS]
Avalugg attempts to perform the role of entry hazard remover and defensive wall. However, its typing and horrible Special Defense makes it very exploitable and easy to take down. The tier is full of a plethora of special attackers like Rotom and Alcremie, on top of physical attackers who can hit it for super effective damage like Sawk and Rapidash. this is too long, imo you can sum up this as "avalugg barely walls anything and is easily switched into" Other defensive walls like Tangela and Miltank are more equipped to take on the tier with better typing, stats, and support movepools. As for performing its role as a hazard remover, the popular Ghost-types of the tier like Froslass and Cofagrigus make it impossible for Avalugg to remove hazards. true, but we are limited to 2-3 sentences There are much better options like Crygonal and Articuno who can remove hazards much easier with the help of their better stats and movepool.

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[OVERVIEW]
Avalugg is listed as an unviable option in SS ZU due to its awful Special Defense and mediocre typing, which holds hold it back from performing a defensive role well. This makes it greatly outclassed as a an entry hazard remover by the likes of Cryogonal and Articuno, (comma) since they have better overall stats and useful abilities. As a physical wall, Miltank and Tangela are preferred because they aren't as weak to the super common Knock Off and Toxic, have better a better movepool, better movepools and stat distribution, (comma) and are able to handle some of the most common physical attackers in the tier like Sawk and Klinklang.

[SET]
name: Defensive Rapid Spin
move 1: Rapid Spin
move 2: Recover
move 3: Body Press
move 4: Avalanche
item: Heavy Duty Heavy-Duty Boots
ability: Sturdy
nature: Impish
evs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 Def

[SET COMMENTS]
Avalugg attempts to perform the role of entry hazard remover and defensive wall. (I'd specify physically defensive if you mean that) However, its typing and horrible Special Defense makes make it very hard for it to wall anything and make it easy to take down. Other defensive walls (and here) like Tangela and Miltank are more equipped to take on the tier with better typing, stats, and support movepools. There are also much better options like Crygonal and Articuno, (comma) who which can remove hazards much easier more easily with the help of their better stats and movepool.

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